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Started by Growing Support on Thursday. 0 Replies

We're looking for friendly volunteers to join our team working hard to enable people with dementia to stay physically and socially active.Join us and make a valuable contribution to your community,…Continue

Using Gardening to Address Social Isolation

Started by Growing Support May 3. 0 Replies

How You Can Help Tackle Social Isolation in Your CommunityRecent research shows up to 50% of older people living in care never go outside and they are twice as likely to experience severe loneliness…Continue

Mini community garden in Watchet

Started by charles birch. Last reply by Mrs Susan Calvo Oct 12, 2016. 1 Reply

On the 14th. of march we set up a very small veg. bed. see U tube" admirals corner incredidible edible"on the17th. of June we harvested the potatoes. they were first 'Earlies' and made just over 21…Continue

job opportuntiy

Started by Alison Hayward. Last reply by Alison Hayward May 30, 2015. 1 Reply

South somerset Mind (Yeovil) is looking for a horticultural therapist for the Vanessa project.The role is paid for 6 hours a week at £10 per hour.  Please phone Gill on 01935 474875 for further…Continue

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June 2013 Blog Posts (7)

Somerset Biltong

http://www.somersetbiltong.co.uk/biltongfacts.html

Came across this lot at Langport Market yesterday.  Biltong has enabled people to survive in the uplands of Southern Africa (where little grows and it sometimes snows).  Cut into thin slices, and accompanied by nuts and dried fruit, the Somerset variety makes a balanced home-produced expedition food for anyone going into the mountains for walking or skiing or…

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Added by Peter Millar on June 29, 2013 at 9:26 — 2 Comments

Local Food Gives Boost to Community Garden in Pilton

Pilton Road Community Garden were happy to receive a visit from Mark Wheddon, Programme Manager and Kirsty Joynes,  Grants Officer after receiving a grant for from Local Food to purchase the land for the garden. Local Food is a £59.8 million programme supported by the Big Lottery Fund, which provides funding for projects working to make local food more accessible and affordable to communities.…

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Added by Somerset Community Food on June 26, 2013 at 17:39 — No Comments

Somerset Master Gardeners visit Charles Dowding

A small group of Somerset Master Gardeners visited organic gardener (and maybe Mr Master Gardener himself?), Charles Dowding on Monday 24th June 2013.

Living near Castle Cary, Charles has been developing his new site for 8 months only, and there are already well…

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Added by Somerset Community Food on June 26, 2013 at 17:00 — No Comments

Our learning from visiting Incredible Edible Todmorden



In April 2013, a motley crew of community gardeners, organisers, smallholders, mums and council members made our way to visit Incredible Edible Todmorden in Yorkshire. Funded by the Big Lottery, the visit was to share and exchange learning, which meant we had a chance to learn from the incredible community action taken in Todmorden as well as have the opportunity to swoon over vegetable beds.



En route we also dropped in at Ryton Gardens, home of Garden Organic, see a brief…

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Added by Somerset Community Food on June 26, 2013 at 14:00 — No Comments

Visit to Ryton Gardens

On Tuesday 9th April 2013, a group of keen growers and community organisers visited Ryton Gardens, home of Garden Organic. The visit was stacked in as part of an onward shared learning exchangetrip to Incredible Edible Todmorden in Yorkshire, funded by the Big Lottery.

Having recently worked with Garden Organic to launch the Somerset Master Gardeners…

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Added by Somerset Community Food on June 25, 2013 at 14:00 — No Comments

Chop, chop, chop. Chat, chat, chat

Chop, chop, chop. Chat, chat, chat

Wednesday 26th June 2013 2pm – 4pm



A unique opportunity to see how the garden grows and how the fruit and vegetables are used by the chefs at the Victorian estate.

This Wednesday, top chefs from…

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Added by Somerset Community Food on June 20, 2013 at 17:30 — No Comments

Somerset Master Gardeners at the Green Bazaar, Ilminster

News Release Somerset Master Gardeners

 The Master Gardener project is helping people in Somerset to grow their own. This is a community scheme involving experienced gardeners offering help and advice to individual households. They are helping people to realise that it is possible to ‘grow your own’ even if it is only a tray on a window sill. The scheme has already been very successful in the Midlands and London and after an initial training weekend with the ‘Incredible Edible…

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Added by Gail Coleshill on June 12, 2013 at 11:34 — 1 Comment

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